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in the second term than i was in the first. jonathan karl? >> thank you, mr. president. senator john mccain and senator lindsey graham both said today they want to have watergate style hearings on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi and said if you nominate susan rice to be secretary of state, they will do everything in their power to block her nomination as senator graham said, he simply doesn't trust ambassador rice after what she said about benghazi. i would like your reaction to that and would those threats deter you from making a nomination like that? >> well, first of all, i'm not going to comment at this point on various nominations i'll put forward to fill out my cabinet for the second term. those are things that are still being discussed. but let me say specifically about susan rice, she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. as i said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intellig
live from senator john mccain and lindsay graham on this show yesterday. >> for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> and in a moment that felt much more 2008 than 2012, senator john mccain took to the senate floor telling the president that he's responsible for benghazi. the senator doubling down on the "today show" this morning. >> i'm not taking anybody on. we owe it to their families. we owe to its to other americans. for the president of the united states for two weeks to deny that that was the case is a coverup or incompetence. either one of the two. >> joining me now is capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell. what are you hearing about the exact focus of the meeting? some are beginning certain briefings yesterday. >> well, thomas, there's an effort here to try to separate out what has been a complicated and troubling society of facts with respect to what happened with general petraeus and leaving the cia. all of
senator john mccain and graham who say they do not trust her. >> if senator john mccain and senator graham want to go after someone they should go after me. i am happy to have that discussion with them. for them to go after the u.n. ambassador would had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation base the republicans are trying to see would will blink over extensions of the bush operation upper income tax cuts. the president says raising those taxes and corporate taxes would account for half the money needed to avoid the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts the fiscal cliff is made up. he turned the question around warning against letting taxes go up on the middle class. >> what doesn't make sense. our economy can't afford that right now. certainly no middle class family can afford that right now. nobody in either party says they want it to happen. >>reporter: the president begins talks with congressional leaders on friday and they have until the end of the year to reach an agreement. >>shepard: paula broadwell who had an affair with general petraeus admitted she took
by senators john mccain, kelly ayotte and lindsey graham close to target the president's staff, specifically the potential nomination of ambassador susan rice as secretary of state. >> we will do whatever's necessary to block the nomination that's within our power as far as susan rice is concerned. >> you don't end up on every single major sunday show without affirmatively putting yourself out there of wanting to carry forward a message on behalf of the administration. >> i don't trust her. the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better and if she didn't know better she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> president obama is far from conceding defeat. channeling his own inner mama grizzly. he bears his teeth. >> i'm the president. and i'm always responsible. the suggestion that anybody in my team, whether secretary of state, or u.n. ambassador, anybody on my team, would play politics or mislead when we've lost four of our own, governor, is offensive. >> yesterday, the claws were out. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should g
to talk about how they can work together. the republicans say look he did the same thing with john mccain as president elect in 2008. both parties went to their separate corners in the end and didn't get a lot done together. republic strategists are saying if the president is serious about this second term maybe they can get business done. take a listen. >> i was interested in his remarks last night saying the best is yet to come. we would have liked to have seen some of that in the first four years. maybe is he serious this time. >> in an effort to try to show he is following up, we're told by white house aides that late in the evening last night into the early hours of this morning the president started dialing up john boehner, the house speaker on the republic side. harry reid the democrat. leaders in both parties to try to say look, let's get this conversation started, shep. >> shepard: ed, the campaign seemed very confident in this outcome is it saying anything about what might have surprised the campaign. >> what they are saying is they couldn't believe the margin of victory in colo
the edges. boy, running against and john mccain in 2008, barack obama did well among those groups in those states. he did well in iowa. he overperformed. >> i'm guessing it is bigger in 2012 than in 2008. >> at the performance is a little bit overstated. dig into the data. it is not quite impressive as the polls might have suggested. i had to brag a little bit. i was having a fierce twitter debate over the nature of ohio. nate's model has predicted in this election and had a 49.6% chance to beat ohio in the electoral vote. the tipping state was colorado. where did romney's 47% remarks get him? 47% of the vote. >> we talk about how non-whites are growing, particularly among latinos. unions are shrinking. for the 6% of voters were from the union households. this ticket was only 18 percent. i do think that you are right. it will be more about the sun belt than the rest. >> non college white union members. this is pretty striking. >> let's have another question. in the front. >> you spoke about the long-term trends of declining voter turnout and increased polarization and the emotionalism of v
and john mccain and others who have supported comprehensive immigration reform in the past. we need to seize the moment. my expectation is that we get a bill introduced and we begin the possess in congress very soon after my inauguration. some conversations i think are already beginning to take place among senators and congressmen and my staff about what would this look like? and when i say comprehensive immigration reform is very similar to the outlined of previous efforts of immigration reform. i think it should include a continuation of the strong border security measures we've take . we have to secure our borders. i think it should contain serious penalties for companies that are purposely hiring undocumented workers and taking advantage of them. and i do think that there should be a pathway for legal status for those who are living in this country, are not engaged in criminal activity, are here simply to work, it's important for them to pay back taxes, it's important for them to learn english, it's porn for them to potentially pay a fine but to give them the avenue whereby they
. >> reporter: john mccain got 31% in 2008, and for mitt romney this year, just 27%, in the wake of tuesday, republicans' soul-searching will center around places like orlando. bush won it in 2004, but a growing puerto rico population have now helped to fuel obama's win there, a group not happy with republicans. >> you go out and disrespect the hispanic community like that, you think that we don't notice that? >> reporter: in florida alone, the hispanic population has grown, but among them, the republicans have been perceived as tone deaf on topics like immigration reform. >> well, the answer is self- self-deportation. >> it is the words that are used. self-deportation, was i think, really, really hurtful. >> reporter: republicans must now figure out how to balance their core ideals and values against this shifting demographic landscape. >> republicans, at least at the national level, want to win elections. and along this path they can't win national elections. there will be a debate, then, on how you react to that. but i think the assumption will be broadly shared in the party. >> the post
, senator john mccain weighs in on it all. >>> and guy's new restaurant gets one of the harshest reviews ever written. a drink that tastes like radiator fuel, guy fights back in a live interview today, thursday, november 15th, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning, i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. we'll talk about major breaking news in a minute. but the review you talked about about guy fieri's restaurant, i have never read a review like this. and a lot of people are wondering, is this fair? the kind of review that should be written? or did this go across some kind of a line? >> yeah, use whatever word you want to use, roasted, fileted, skewered. when the review starts out guy fieri, have you eaten at your new restaurant in time square? we look forward to a response. >> looking forward to what he has to say. >>> also a developing story in israel overnight. three people killed in a rocket attack after the israelis took out the top military commander of hamas in this strike on wednesday. we'll have a live report from tel aviv coming up straight
. john mccain and lindsay graham are so floored she said that they came out early yesterday and said if president obama nominates him for any cabinet information will do nevering their hower to stop her which did not sit well with the president. >> she made an appearance at the request of a white house and she gave her best understanding of the intelligence provided to her. >> senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. >> senator mccain got called out by the president there but he fired back late last night. >> it is interesting for the president to say something that juvenile. i am not picking on any one. we just said four americans died. is that picking on anybody when you want to place responsibility and find out what happened so that we can make sure it doesn't happen again? >> secretary of state hillary clinton suggested she will step down. she decides susan right they want to hear more and more about. taking a look at who is talking and charles krauthammer responding to the president calling outlaw makers for criticizing amba
.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. you're about to hear a tape of senator john mccain's contentious exchange with cnn. also, we've seen pictures like this of the benghazi compound on september 11th, but today for the first time lawmakers are seeing surveillance video of the assault that killed the united states ambassador, three other americans. i'll talk to one u.s. senator about what that video shows. and mitt romney's speaking out about his election loss blaming what he calls gifts -- that's a quote, gifts, the president people gave to people who voted for him. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> tempers flaring on capitol hill. senator john mccain lashing out at one of our cnn producers who questioned why he was missing a key hearing on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. mccain has been a sharp critic of the president and his administration complaining lawmakers are not getting enough information. and when asked why he missed that meeting today, he lashed out. our senior congressional correspondent dana bash is up on capitol hill. she's got more on thi
on the fiscal cliff, you could attack a lot of people on a lot of things. john mccain not being up for a fight, when he ticked off presidents of both parties, not fair, not right. not here. >> dana: hello, everyone. i'm dana perino with andrea tantaros, bob beckel, eric bolling, greg gutfeld. it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> dana: benghazi hearings finally got underway on capitol hill today. the purpose to find out what the white house and others in the administration knew about the attack, why the video was blamed and why repeated requests for more security were seemingly ignored. former c.i.a. director david petraeus will testify tomorrow in two closed door hearings. it was announced today that secretary of state hillary clinton will testify in mid-december. chairman of the house foreign affairs committee spoke today about the frustration over the conflicting information. >> every time we have another classified briefing and every time we try to pry deeper we get conflicting reports about what was taking place. and what messages were being sent to washin
and was endorsed in the race by republicans like john mccain. so that would be an easy confirmation process. john kerry you would have to replace him and maybe scott brown runs for his seat but i think john kerry or berman would be solid picks. >>shepard: on the federal reserve we hear about lawrence summers. >>guest: former clinton secretary was interested in it before better -- bernanke was tapped. and the vice chair of the central bank now, she would be the first woman to head the bank so she is probably the favorite in this game we all have to play. >>shepard: with the focus on women in the elections that would make sense on a bunch of different fronts. and the defense department with panetta saying that's it. >>guest: well, he will stay for a little bit and deal with this sequestration problem, until it is solved and you have to look at panetta's deputy and you have to look at the highest ranking member at the defense department who would be the first female defense secretary. >>shepard: at treasury, geithner has been a controversial figure. what is the thinking on that? >>guest: you have ja
to studentcam.org. >> on capitol hill today, republican senators john mccain, lindsay graham and kelly ayon called for creating a temporary select committee to investigate the attack in libia. they also said they would move to block the nomination of ms. rice as secretary of state. here's part of what they had to say. >> senator, do you think there was a national security threat in -- and thousands of -- in thousands of pages of information ended up on a florida socialite in secret emails involving the head of the c.i.a. and a top general in afghanistan and the fact that the federal bureau of investigation agent who was complaining to you stepped out of the chain of command and went to a house republican leader rather than anyone else, do you think that's a potentially greater national security threat like you're talking about? >> i say that's one of the dumbest questions i've ever heard. there's four dead americans. there's four dead americans. not a socialite, not a socialite, i'm answering your question. do you want me to answer your question or do you want to interrupt? which do you wan
chair. another thing the campaign was expecting. they thought they would get more turnout than john mccain did in 2008. they thought republicans would turn out to vote in larger numbers. that didn't happen. they got 2 million fewer votes than john mccain. everything they looked at didn't turn out right. even in their strategy. romney got momentum after that first debate people got excited on the right. that was a huge opportunity for him. but he really didn't capitalize on that with any kind of message. then he was just playing it too safe. critics say and we think about sports. almost like he was playing defense in football except he never had the lead. playing defense when he was behind. >> we go back to john dickerson. john, of all the mistakes that are now being analyzed what was the biggest mistake and also isn't it always in the end the candidate not the strategy? >> well, you know, we're in the recriminations and finger pointing stage so the list of mistakes and the claims are pretty long here. i think you're fundamentally right. this is a candidate who seemed out of place with both
thing the campaign was expecting. they thought they would get more turnout than john mccain did in 2008. they thought republicans would turn out to vote in larger numbers. that didn't happen. they actually thought it would get 2 million fewer votes than john mccain did. even in their strategies. romney got momentum, remember aof that first dough bait. people got really excited on the right. that was a huge opportunity for him but he didn't really kptize on that with any kind of message. he was playing it too safe. critics say when you think about sports it was almost like he was playing prevent/defense in football except he never had the lead, just playing prevent defense when he was behind. gayle and charlie? >> jan, thanks. to john dickerson. of all the mistakes now being analyzed, what was the biggest mistake? isn't it always in the end the candidate, not the strategy? >> well, you know, we're in the recripple recriminations and finger pointing stage. you're fundamentally right. this candidate seemed out of place with both himself and his party. and that see
percentage points over john mccain. among men in 2008, president obama and senator mccain split it evenly. in that respect, governor romney did fair better, right, brad? >> he did fair better, but we didn't do as good as we should have done. and whether it's the gender gap or whether it's the minority gap, we should be doing better with african-americans, hispanics, asians, the youth. we should be doing better. so if anything is to be learned by this outcome of 2012 on the national level, it's the republican party has to do a better job of not just asking for people's vote when we need it. what we need to do is encourage people not only to join our party, but also be leaders of our party and also candidates of our party. we can certainly do that because our message and our platform is appealing to women. we've got to do a better job of recruitment. >> heather: here is the thing, let's talk more about the women's vote specifically. jehmu, lumping more than 50% of the population into one group and talking about it as a single unit definitely oversimplifies things a lot to say the least. the
. then there is this big question, catherine, which john mccain is pushing for, a special investigation, a panel, a select committee to be put in place. is there any chance of that? >> reporter: well there seems to be some immediate pushback. to lay it out for folks. we have three senior senate republicans who believe the fallout from benghazi is so significant it is on par with some of the major scandals of american history. >> watergate investigation benefited from a joint select committee. iran-contra benefited from a select committee. i think finding the truth about benghazi is only possible if you combine the resources of these three committees and do it in a professional manner. >> reporter: shortly after that announcement the senate majority leader harry reid said he would not support the proposal and there has also been hesitation from other republicans and moderates in the senate saying that the proposal is premature. >> i think we ought to give the established committees of the congress an opportunity to see where we can get in answering some of the questions that everybody has. >> i do not see
senator john mccain, who insisted again today the administration knew quickly that al qaeda had attacked. >> and for the president of the united states, for two weeks afterwards, to deny that that was the case, is either a cover-up or it is incompetence. >> reporter: susan rice denied it, infuriating republicans. acting cia director mike morerel on the hill today briefed some lawmakers on libya. one, a democrat said the account backed rice, that u.s. intelligence did give her the incorrect account that she passed on. >> that this was a spontaneous protest that involved something militant. that was the best information. they said they had at the time. >> reporter: there had been earlier attacks in benghazi. house republicans hammered the administration reaction. >> the people back here in washington continue to deny additional security. and they continued to do away with security that was already there. >> reporter: democrats pushed back. >> to lay this at the doorstep of the president or the secretary of state or the united nations ambassador, you will find us ready and willing to resist
including john mccain and lindsey graham are now calling for a, quote, watergate-style investigation into the libya raid and the obama administration's response to it. they also said they would try to block any attempt to nominate susan rice as the next secretary of state, describing her as unqualified for the job after she originally characterized the terror attack as a protest gone wrong. she went on the sunday shows including "meet the press" a couple days after the attack and said that. president obama in his news conference yesterday fired back at senators mccain and graham. >> let me say specifically about susan rice, she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had rec
like john mccain and hatch have to run far to their right just to keep their offices. this is very perilous for our country. i'm looking for us to go back where you had guys like ronald reagan and tip o'neill who reached across the aisle. >> friends in the newt gingrich second term worked very well together. >> i think we have the right president for that. but we need the right leadership coming out of congress that's going to rise up to the challenge and bring our nation together. most of us in the country are not on the margin. most of us, however we identify, republican or democrat, we have so much more in common than we do apart. that's where we hope that our government will follow where the people are. >> that's so true. cory booker, great to see you. better luck on the ground. appreciate you coming in. >>> coming up next, how the republican party lost a battle. we'll go head to head on that question. questions from bing elections. do you know where your polling place is? maybe somewhere around my house. mine's just, right over that way. well you can find out exactly where it
the rich. after senator john mccain lost the 2008 presidential race much of the republican spotlight landed on his vice presidential pick sarah palin. now her observers are wondering if the same thing will happen to mitt romney's running mate paul ryan. chip reid is in janesville wisconsin, with that. chip, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. paul ryan is spending some down time with his family in his hometown of janesville wisconsin, before heading back to washington, and yes, he will be heading back to washington because while he lost the vice presidential bid, he was overwhelmingly re-elected by the people of this district to his seat in congress. and now, just two days after election day, talk in political circles is already turning to paul ryan's political future. for mitt romney losing the presidential campaign likely means the end of the political road, but for paul ryan defeat could lead to a new beginning. >> i don't know if he covered himself with glory, but i think he kind of met a certain test. >> reporter: a test that has already led
loud that john mccain, the sponsor of a comprehensive and intelligent immigration reform bill-h to run away from his own handiwork when he was campaigning for the white house. i hesitate taitd to build a grand narrative out of all this but the trend seems to be toward individual freedom, self-expression, and dignity for all. this embrace of diversity in every sense is america's great gift to the world, one which foreigners since the days of alexis detocqueville have always marvelled. in 1990 the neo conservative writing ben watten berg wrote a book called "the first universal nation," arguing that the u.s. was -- all thriving in their individualism. that diversity, he said, is going to be america's greatest strength in the years ahead. while wattenberg's party, the gop, has taken to look at this new america with anxiety and fear, he was right. what the world saw this week was a picture of america at its best. edgy, experimental, open-minded, and brilliantly diverse. for more on this go to cnn.com/fareed. there is a link through to my "washington post" column. let's get started now. >>>
lights are blinking and we are closing down shop. we're going see you tomorrow night. senator john mccain and pat buchanan will be here. make sure you go to gretawire.com. there is an open thread there. good night from washington, d.c.. and then bill o. >> the o'reilly factor is on. tonight. >> well, the president was certainly surprised when he was informed about the situation regarding general petraeus. he. >> bill: the general petraeus sex scandal getting bigger. now the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is also being scrutinized. we will have the very latest in this awful story. >> i know bill o'reilly feels like america has changed and it's no longer in the control of white power. >> bill: so now i'm david duke as the far left media runs wild after the re-election of president obama. we'll have a story that will make you furious. >> this country was founded by latin people. >> obama is reelected. >> yes. >> how exeighted are you. >> i would have left the country if he wasn't. >> jesse watters pays a visit to some far left folks. >> i know i'm talking to the enemy right now. >>
. >> senator john mccain is really pushing. and you heard the sound from yesterday. i want to play what he said on the "today show." listen to this. >> by the way, i'm not taking anybody on. the american people lost four brave americans. we owe it to their families. for the president of the united states for two weeks afterwards to deny that's the case is a coverup or incompetence. either one of the two. >> we've heard this from him. from lindsay graham and kelly iot. are those just the three that feel this way? are they outlieers. >> i think there's a big demand to find out what happened in benghazi and to do so through a select committee. there's going to be no sharing of intelligence between the various committees who look into benghazi. so the idea is a select committee can take this on, share information and really get to the bottom of it. what republicans are saying is the obama administration has put out very conflicting stories about what happened in benghazi, when they knew about it, what they did about it and how they sort of perpetuated the idea this was a spontaneous attack. so the
after me. >> reporter: and that's just what senator john mccain did a short time later. he has been one of rice's fiercest critics. >> first and foremost, the president of the united states, the commander in chief is the most responsible. and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: mr. obama was also asked about the most pressing economic issue facing him and congress, the fiscal cliff. >> but what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% that we can't afford and, according to economists, will have the least positive impact on our economy. a modest tax increase on the wealthy is not going to break their backs. >> one of the most frequent criticisms we've heard from members on both sides is that you haven't done enough to reach out and build relationships. are there concrete ways you plan to approach your relationships with congress in the second term? >> look, i think there's no doubt that i can always do better. i think all of us have responsibilities to see if there are things we can improve on. i don't exemp
, not a pre-planned attack. john mccain is calling her -- -- >> the reason i don't trust her is because i think through knew better, and if she didn't, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> president obama is aggressively coming to rice's defense. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after something, they should be after me. >> reporter: house and senate intelligence committees will be hearing the reports. >>> for a change, some good news about california's budget deficit. the nonpartisan legislate tier budget says california is now facing a $1.9 billion budget deficit in the coming year. that is well below the $13 billion deficit previously projected. the state could see even more surpluses afternoon that. the improving economy, budget cut-backs, and new tax revenues from the passage of prop 30 all credited for california's improving financial situation. >>> also, the democrats super majority in the state senate and the assembly, well, it's now official. after two races, democrats now have a so-called super majority in both the state senate and the state assembly. th
petraeus, questions about libya, question about benghazi and his national security team. you heard john mccain and lindsey graham today come out vehemently against the idea of susan rice becoming secretary of state. there's a whole bunch of questions that this white house would prefer not to be dealing with today. they'd prefer to be talking about the fiscal cliff. i have a feeling they'll be disappointed. >> of course, so far, the story that started with david petraeus is so complex we actually chose to diagram it out last night. there are no new components today but washington will be all riled up with investigations and hearings for the foreseeable future. >> that's right. and there is now talk david petraeus will testify in the next couple of days, either tomorrow or friday, that should loosen, let out some steam. >> chuck todd has to sit down. the president is entering the room. >> good afternoon, everybody. please have a seat. i hear you have some questions for me. but let me just make a few remarks at the top and then i'll open it up. first of all i want to reiterate what i said on frid
the president ran against john mccain. what lesson can we take about 2012 from women voters? how do republicans do a better job to win the female vote? we have a great panel. christina schaeffer. wendy biondi was undecided voter. leaning towards governor romney last time we talked. we got to know her when she attended the second presidential debate. nice to have you with us. colleen come bell was a speechwriter for president george w. bush. she is the author of my sisters same. great to have you all. we haven't talked in a couple weeks. you were undecided when we last talked. how did you end up voting? >> i voted for romney. jenna: what was the main reason behind that decision? >> i think it came down to three things, really. one as i said before, it had to do with his blueprint for the economy. i really don't think obama has any sort of plan for the economy. he had his four years to sort of give us an idea what he is going to do and in my opinion he has failed. two, i am really faith-based person. i'll catholic and, 90% of americans are, you know, rooted in some sort of religion. and i don't t
the demographic changes we're talking about than texas. mitt romney won it by a wider margin than john mccain did. so there's some conservatives that are saying that. others are saying we have to get religion. here's shawn han knit at this. >> he has evolved. >> announcing how he feels about immigration reform. take a look. >> we've got to get rid of the immigration issue altogether. it's simple to me to fix it. i think you control the border first. you create a pathway for these people that are here. you don't say you've got to go home and that is a position that i've evolved on because, you know what, it just -- it's got to be resolved. the majority of people here, if there's some people that have criminal records, you can send them home. if people are here, law abiding, participating beings four years, their kids are born here, it's first secure the boarder, pathway to citizenship, done, whatever little penalties you want to put in there if you want, but then it's done. >> avik, i want to hear your thoughts on this evolution after we take the break. the way it cleans. everything about the oral
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